byAnn Merriman, Christopher Olson, Maritime Heritage Minnesota
The majority of Lake Minnetonka is in Hennepin County, with a small portion of its southwest edge crossing into Carver County. Maritime Heritage Minnesota (MHM) received a private donation in September 2011 and a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grant in November 2011 to conduct a side and down imaging sonar survey of Lower Lake Minnetonka and Crystal Bay in the Upper Lake in Hennepin County. Prior to this survey, only six wrecks were widely known. Of these, the Office of the State... Topics: shipwreck, shipwrecks, wrecks, steamers, steamboat, sidewheeler, sternwheeler, propeller, Big...
byAnn Merriman, Christopher Olson, and Maritime Heritage Minnesota
The majority of Lake Minnetonka is in Hennepin County, with a small portion of its southwest edge crossing into Carver County, Minnesota. Maritime Heritage Minnesota (MHM) received a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant - part of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment - in May 2012 to conduct a side and down imaging sonar survey of Upper Lake Minnetonka - not including Crystal Bay that had already by surveyed. This project is the second of two projects to survey Lake Minnetonka... Topics: Upper Lake, Lower Lake, dugout canoe, pontoon boat, shipwreck, shipwrecks, wrecks, steamers,...
Note: There are 2 pdf versions of this report - they have the same content - one is just compressed. Maritime Heritage Minnesota conducted two sonar surveys of Lake Minnetonka in 2011 and 2012. Since late 2012, MHM has been systematically diving on anomalies and wrecks to identify them. The Lake Minnetonka Nautical Archaeology 4 Project continues this work and this report presents the results. This project was funded by friends and supports of MHM. In Copyright. This work is copyrighted to Ann... Topics: Underwater Archaeology, Maritime, Nautical, Lake Minnetonka, Streetcar Boat, Minnesota,...